ORCA-Fusion Digital CMOS camera
The ORCA-Fusion, built from the sensor up, balances the complex nuances of camera features to provide beautiful images and robust data at all lights levels, but especially in tough low-light conditions. The exceptionally low and highly uniform read noise of the ORCA-Fusion means that when the sample emits even just a handful of photons, either by default or by experimental design, they are not lost in the noise, but detected and reliably quantified. After all, when you want to hear a whisper it’s best to be in a quiet place.
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“Lightsheet Readout Mode” is a unique and patented feature of Hamamatsu sCMOS cameras which can improve signal to noise ratios in Lightsheet microscopy.
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With the introduction of the ORCA-Fusion, users are now able to stream 5 megapixel images to their computers 89 frames per second. The computer recommendations for this high data rate can be met by using the guidelines listed this PC Recommendations for ORCA-Fusion.
|Effective no. of pixels||2304(H)×2304(V)|
|Cell size||6.5 μm(H)×6.5 μm(V)|
|Effective area||14.976 mm (H)×14.976 mm (V)|
|Full well capacity||15 000 electrons *1|
|Readout speed||Fast scan: 11.22 ms (89.1 frames/s with CoaXPress or 31.6 frames/s with USB 3.0) (2304 x 2304) *5
Standard scan: 42.99 ms (23.2 frames/s with CoaXPress or USB 3.0) (2304 x 2304) *5
Ultra quiet scan: 184.4 ms (5.4 frames/s with CoaXPress or USB 3.0) (2304 x 2304) *5
|Readout noise||Fast scan：1.4 electrons rms *1
Standard scan：1.0 electrons rms *1
Ultra quiet scan：0.7 electrons rms *1
|Exposure time||Fast scan: 17 μs to 10 s (4.87 μs step)
Standard scan: 65 μs to 10 s (18.65 μs step)
Ultra quiet scan: 280 μs| 10 s (80.00 μs step)
|Cooling method||Peltier cooling|
|Cooling temperature||Forced-air cooled: -5 ˚C (Ambient temperature: +25 ˚C)
Water cooled: -5 ˚C (Water temperature: +25 ˚C)
Water cooled (Max cooling): Less than -15 ˚C *1,*3
|Dark current||Cooling temperature(-5 ˚C): 0.5 electrons/pixel/s *1,*4
Cooling temperature(-15 ˚C): 0.2 electrons/pixel/s *1,*4
|Dynamic range||21 400 : 1 *1,*2|
|External trigger mode||Edge, Level, Sync readout, Start, Global reset edge, Global reset level|
|External trigger signal routing||SMA|
|Trigger delay function||0 s to 10 s in 1 μs steps|
|Trigger output||3 programmable timing, Global exposure timing, trigger ready, low, high|
|External signal output routing||SMA|
|Interface||CoaXPress (Dual CXP-6) and USB 3.0 *6|
|A/D converter||16 bit / 12 bit / 8 bit|
|Power supply||Approx. 150 VA *7|
|Ambient operating temperature||0 ˚C to + 40 ˚C|
|Ambient operating humidity||30 % to 80 %, with no condensation|
*1 Typical value
*2 Calculated from the ratio of the full well capacity and the readout noise
*3 The water temperature is +20 ˚C and the ambient temperature is +20 ˚C
*4 Dark current depends on cooling temperature
*5 Valid to 4 digits and rounded up to 5th digit
*6 USB 3.1 Gen 1 compatible
*7 The value with AC 240 V. (Approx. 70 VA with AC 100 V)
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